As I was sitting down last night after a day of creating I wanted to get a piece started for tonight’s work. I was thinking about what I would create next and was letting the inspiration flow through me. Some of us take inspiration from the things around us and others delve into themselves to find what is meaningful. I was delving into what was meaningful to me. What I was talking about yesterday, I am trying to find my voice. What inspires me and what do I want to say.
We use so many things to inspire ourselves, music, art, meaningful writings and the life we lead. I believe to be inspired you have to work at your craft everyday, but also give yourself time for reflection. I like to take walks and listen to music to get inspired. It is when my mind frees up and I am able to relax. Sitting at my workspace even at work I can’t let go and just let the images or solution flow.
I often think that the daily routine of life gets in the way of inspiration. We have so much on our plates now a days that we don’t give ourselves enough time to dream. Daydreaming is such a wonderful way to let the things in that give us inspiration. It doesn’t always have to be the light stuff either. Some moody moments maybe just what you need to express at that moment. And just let it be what it is. Not everything needs to be a master piece. Some pieces may need to just satisfy for that day or moment. And you do not need to share anything with anyone.
Too much information can also be detrimental to inspiration. Sometimes we need to set limits to what we are thinking or feeling as it can be over whelming experience to just let it all in.
There is so much to say about inspiration that it gets overwhelming to write about it. I am going to sit in my studio and let the inspiration begin and see where it takes me tonight.